Griffey Returning to Seattle

Home run hero taking his career back to city where it started
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2009 4:21 AM CST
Chicago White Sox's Ken Griffey Jr. hits an RBI single against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago last year.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – Slugger Ken Griffey Jr. will return to Seattle almost nine years to the day after he left the Mariners, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The prolific home-run hitter has signed an incentive-laden one-year contract for 2009. Griffey became a free agent after his short stint with the White Sox ended, and made it clear he wanted to finish his career in the city where it began.